• Bobby J. Donaldson, assistant professor of history and African-American studies at the University of South Carolina, received the Helen Kohn Hennig Award from the Historic Columbia Foundation. The award recognized an oral research project which documented the cultural history of an inner-city neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina.

• James M. Rosser,who has served for nearly three decades as president of California State University at Los Angeles, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles organization.